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Posted 06 May 2018 - 12:38 PM

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Today went to Giant supermarket at Turf City and saw this new engine oil. Promotion now till 15 May. The certificate was shown at the display. Fully synthetic 5W40 17.90 for 4L bottle. Not sure if it is available in other Giant.

 

Can buy?

 

 

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 02:04 PM

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If your car is WRX turbo engine, or high performance type, then avoid. Some of these cheap oil are for Euro market, our high temperature climate will thin the oil causing engine over heat.

For mass market cars engine, 5W40 is not an issue.

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 02:33 PM

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If your car is WRX turbo engine, or high performance type, then avoid. Some of these cheap oil are for Euro market, our high temperature climate will thin the oil causing engine over heat.

For mass market cars engine, 5W40 is not an issue.

Thanks bro. Toyota Wish ok?
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Posted 06 May 2018 - 05:48 PM

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Thanks bro. Toyota Wish ok?

also depends on it's new car or old car,



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Posted 06 May 2018 - 07:02 PM

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Nice price

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 09:05 PM

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also depends on it's new car or old car,

 

7 years old car



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Posted 07 May 2018 - 10:29 PM

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7 years old car


Actually,it can do.
Because most of them are just same thing but different packaging.
So the content of the cheap oil is the same as expensive oil excluding additives and formula.

So just try then, and please provide a field report after using.
But then,if engine becomes rough or sth,just replace the oil if oil cmi.
Wasting 17.90 is better than a big bill.
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Posted 07 May 2018 - 10:54 PM

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Reading this thread and the other thread on cheap engine oil, my conclusion for myself is to avoid used, older B&B cars especially Toyota makes.

Not a disrespect to anyone here but really can’t understand the logic of scrimping on engine oil which is changed every 10K km or 6months, makes no sense to me to put in some crappy engine oil to the engine and save $30-40. It is only a few dollar more per month if the frequency of change is 6months......eat one plate less chicken rice per month can cover the cost already, not to mention can avoid gaining weight....
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Posted 07 May 2018 - 11:10 PM

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Reading this thread and the other thread on cheap engine oil, my conclusion for myself is to avoid used, older B&B cars especially Toyota makes.

Not a disrespect to anyone here but really canât understand the logic of scrimping on engine oil which is changed every 10K km or 6months, makes no sense to me to put in some crappy engine oil to the engine and save $30-40. It is only a few dollar more per month if the frequency of change is 6months......eat one plate less chicken rice per month can cover the cost already, not to mention can avoid gaining weight....

Then what oils you recommend???

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 11:30 PM

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Then what oils you recommend???

Olive oil, non fattening.
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Posted 08 May 2018 - 06:15 AM

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Olive oil, non fattening.

Hahaha

Same thought here, but olive oil still expensive, more expensive than this Meta oil.

Maybe some palm kernel oil is better, I think Duck or Cabbage brand. Sorry OT.

To come back to the question, there are mainstream brands that are also available in Giant or NTUC for tens of dollars more. Like Shell or Mobil1.
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Posted 08 May 2018 - 08:01 AM

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https://www.blacksto...July-1-2017.php

 

Here's an objective report on various oils, based on lab analysis of thousands of oil samples.  Conclusion - Don't worry too much about using cheap oils!

 

When buying cheap oil, just ensure it meets the grade and usual specs like ACEA and API (I am sure all do - Giant's Turtle oil defintely does) as specified by you car manual.  Sometime it is hard to find (like my car - 0W30 A5/B5) so I just have to put in something else!

 

 

 


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 10:04 AM

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https://www.blacksto...July-1-2017.php

 

Here's an objective report on various oils, based on lab analysis of thousands of oil samples.  Conclusion - Don't worry too much about using cheap oils!

 

When buying cheap oil, just ensure it meets the grade and usual specs like ACEA and API (I am sure all do - Giant's Turtle oil defintely does) as specified by you car manual.  Sometime it is hard to find (like my car - 0W30 A5/B5) so I just have to put in something else!

 

Agree. Is there a pic showing the label/spec of this oil? If there are 2 and above certifications/meet standard, should be good enough.  


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 11:44 AM

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https://www.blacksto...July-1-2017.php

 

Here's an objective report on various oils, based on lab analysis of thousands of oil samples.  Conclusion - Don't worry too much about using cheap oils!

 

When buying cheap oil, just ensure it meets the grade and usual specs like ACEA and API (I am sure all do - Giant's Turtle oil defintely does) as specified by you car manual.  Sometime it is hard to find (like my car - 0W30 A5/B5) so I just have to put in something else!

 

Here and there is not necessary the same.

IIRC.

Twice my UOA was flagged as "Degradation" for 10k oil change as the additives max'ed out.

One of the occasion I was using Mobil Gold 0w-40 SM.

Also, at least twice, the UOA was flagged "Water" for 10k oil change due to water prescence.

I use a very popular inexpensive EO,  on both occasion afte rthat,  the engine top cover gasket leak.

Mobil 5w50 wasn't spared either,  traces of sludging at 10k.

Some instances,  the engine oil level actually increased.  [laugh]

 

Nothing wrong with the engine,  done 280k.



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Posted 08 May 2018 - 12:10 PM

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BTW,  I did a search, Schnell and OWS both have the same company licensee name.   Not sure how true.  Cheaper to get Schnell.

 


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 12:54 PM

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Here and there is not necessary the same.
IIRC.
Twice my UOA was flagged as "Degradation" for 10k oil change as the additives max'ed out.
One of the occasion I was using Mobil Gold 0w-40 SM.
Also, at least twice, the UOA was flagged "Water" for 10k oil change due to water prescence.
I use a very popular inexpensive EO, on both occasion afte rthat, the engine top cover gasket leak.
Mobil 5w50 wasn't spared either, traces of sludging at 10k.
Some instances, the engine oil level actually increased. [laugh]

Nothing wrong with the engine, done 280k.

Where did you send the UOA? What engine? Sump capacity and engine size also determines if all is ok.

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 01:15 PM

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Where did you send the UOA? What engine? Sump capacity and engine size also determines if all is ok.

 

Wearcheck.

Chevrolet Optra 1.6L 

4L (IIRC)

 

IMHO,   it's a combination of factors e.g. engine design, usage pattern, driving style and engine oil.

1st two can't change,  3rd difficult,  so change engine oil[laugh]



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Posted 08 May 2018 - 01:29 PM

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Wearcheck.
Chevrolet Optra 1.6L
4L (IIRC)

IMHO, it's a combination of factors e.g. engine design, usage pattern, driving style and engine oil.
1st two can't change, 3rd difficult, so change engine oil. [laugh]

Thanks. Just surprised that Mobil 1 gold also cannot make it.
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Posted 08 May 2018 - 02:06 PM

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Thanks. Just surprised that Mobil 1 gold also cannot make it.

 

I attribute it to the engine design and the usage. Or maybe something I did.  [laugh]

A common EO will probably last about 7000km in that engine. 

The Mobil is not without its merit - better protection during cold start and quicker warm up. 



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Posted 08 May 2018 - 02:07 PM

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Agree. Is there a pic showing the label/spec of this oil? If there are 2 and above certifications/meet standard, should be good enough.  

The certificate from SGS is at the shelf leh. I asked the auntie at Giant and she said new product quite alot of people buy. Anyway I just went to buy 2 bottles to try. After servicing will give my comments




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